Alta Vista Elementary School

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OLSAT/NNAT Results

If your child takes  the OLSAT or NNAT in April, results are due back during the last week of the school year. The school will notify you when scores are available. Below is information on GATE eligibility criteria.

Redondo Beach

Unified School District

Gifted and Talented Program
Effective January 2, 2014, Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD) students may qualify for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program through any one of the following criteria:
A percentile score of 95 or higher on a single administration of the
Otis Lennon Ability Test (OLSAT)
OR
A percentile score of 95 or higher on a single administration of the
Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT)


OLSAT and NNAT administration occurs in the spring of each school year for all RBUSD 3rd grade students with parent option to opt-out.
Students from outside districts, both in-state and out-of-state, with existing GATE eligibility who transfer into the Redondo Beach Unified School District may have their eligibility evaluated by the Office of Educational Services upon request.

 

Students from outside districts, both in-state and out-of-state, with existing GATE eligibility who transfer into the Redondo Beach Unified School District may have their eligibility evaluated by the Office of Instructional Services upon request.

GATE Testing

GATE testing will begin at Alta Vista for the 2013-14  school year in April. If you would like more information about our GATE program or inquire as to how your child can be tested for the program, please contact our main office at 310-798-8650.

Testing begins for students in the spring semester of their 2nd grade year through teacher or parent recommendation. For more information about GATE, click here .

When deciding whether your child would benefit by GATE testing you should consider the following:
 
Do they meet the characteristics? The characteristics are:
    1. Learns rapidly and easily
    2. Does some academic work at least two years in advance of the class.
    3. Use vocabulary considerably beyond age level.
    4. Knows about many things of which other children are unaware.
    5. Is original. Uses good but unusual methods or ideas.
    6. Reasons things out: thinks clearly; recognizes relationships; comprehends meanings.
    7. Asks many questions. Is interested in a wide range of things.
    8. Is alert, keenly observant, responds quickly.
    9. Retains what he has heard or read without much drill.
    10. Has outstanding talent in a special area(s), such as art, music, creative writing, dramatics, etc.

Alta Vista GATE Site Specialist:

Bridget Vorland

bvorland@rbusd.org

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